yespr (40453) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Roasted malty and chocolate and slight liqourice. Roasted dark malty. Liqourice and roasted dry finish. Light bitter.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@vPBF III. More or less black colour, mediumsized brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma is chocolate, ashes, some liquorice and toffee. Flavour is ashy, roasted malts, some toffee and mild liquorice to it. Pleasant and quite easy to drink.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy and semi dry. Softish dark malts, very light roast. A little tangy. Touch of lactose. Trace of orangey fruits. Light semi dry finish. Pretty standard stuff and lacking the usual Maine fairy dust.
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brownish maroon, tan head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate on a subtle pine background. Taste is smooth and rich coffee and chocolate. Tasty stuff.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Josh
Black color with brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, lightly cheesy, some cardboard. Smooth mouthfeel, roasted malt flavor, some dark chocolate, light peppery touch and some liquorice; very moderate residual sweetness. Correct bitterness.
Well brewed, harmonious brew.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours dark brown with a strong, tan foam head. Deep, dirty coffee on the nose, good roast. Medium sweet flavor, big and dark roasty malts, bittersweet cocoa. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, robust cocoa, light burnt earthy bitterness, coffee. Great beer. Wonderful balance.
rlgk (18199) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at a NYC-tasting at jredmonds place. Black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, licorice, cocoa, peach and mango notes. Chocolate and cocoa flavor, licorice, pine and mango. Nice hops adding to the beer.
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with wingman DW at Tony’s, from the Beer Shop LTD, 20/05/13.
Mid black with a mahooosive tan head.
Nose is little subdued, roast malt, grain, dark toffee notes.
Taste comprises a good mineral bite, hop backnotes, touch of chocolate, light roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light roasty finish with a hoppy bite.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml (WPBF)
Opaque black color, small beige head. Toasted, bready aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Nice roasted flavor, some coffee and chocolate, evident oat smoothness in the flavor. Good lingering toastyness in the aftertaste. Great balance.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Nose is roast, ash, and char. Somewhat chalky, a little bit of cocoa powder, coffee grounds, and a light acidity. Strong roasted malt and ash character to the flavor, too. Coffee grounds, dark chocolate, chalk, and a light bitterness. Minimal sweetness and a definite acidity.